Ian N Posted March 7, 2008 Share Posted March 7, 2008 Bringing this back to the new forum after quite a few requests The project started back in 2003 when i acquired a coupe shell that was relatively solid from a Mr A for a silly price. The engine was a 8v SEH engine and after some thought, it was decided to keep this as the engine since no-one's done a well tuned 8 valve engine in this format. The spec sheet grew as did the ambition. Unfortunately the wallet hasn't as yet and the car is very slowly being worked on when i have time and money to do so, but being a student dosser.. that proves very hard with a BMW 320i needing maintaining so i can work at the weekends at this place: http://www.newbridgemotorsport.com If you look in the gallery, that's a Group C Nissan... and yes i am working on that... Kinda a dream come true so you might understand what I'm getting to see and want to make this manta up to! Anyway, spec is below followed by pictures galore: Engine Vauxhall SEH Sri130 base engine Rebalanced bottom end with ARP Rod bolts Pistons and rods 1.5g end to end Bill Bylestine Stage 3? head, re-sat valves and pressure checked. Kent Camshaft? and vernier pully Weber 45 DCOE Carbs Ashley 4-1 Steel manifold Fresh bearings Fresh oil and water pumps Fresh gaskets Mega jolt ecu and coil pack to be brought / Jenvey TBs and AEM management / Turbo conversion on current engine (Ideas...) Possible swap of manifold and exhaust system to BTB custom if funds allow. Transmission 1.8 Manta gearbox Helix custom clutch (£280! ouch!!!) Gripper / Quaife LSD? Chassis 1986 Manta GTE Coupe Re welded, new rails and jacking points, stitch welded (hopefully!) 'New' non sunroof skin 6 point Safety Devices cage Sparco Evo bucket seats TRS 6 point harnesses Remote Brake servo Brakes Astra GTE calipers Goodridge lines Pagid Pads VW Polo master cylinder and servo (thanks paulmanta!) New lines if needed Suspension Bilstein / Gaz / Leda (to be decided) Powerflex bushes Possible new top wishbones to allow for camber adjustment Cleaned and rebuilt parts (Robbie, i'm aiming for the same finish as you!) Pictures! Car when i first had it ROT! That's as far as i've got so far, hoping maybe things will improve to a point where i can actually spend some serious time on the damned thing and really get the shell sorted out underneath before i start looking into getting it to a shop to have the roof sorted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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